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Family Focus 2-25-22

date 03/01/2022 author Kris Sauer category February 2022, 2021-22 comment Leave a comment

"But Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him,"
Jeremiah 17:7 (Bible verse of the year chosen by Peer Ministry)

February 25, 2022

Dear BA Families:

Closing out February. This week our scholars celebrated national FFA Week with special events, games and a visit from two little lambs! In addition, our 10th and 11th grade scholars attended a full day NET Retreat for time together as classes, time for religious discussion and essential time for Mass, prayer and reflection - critical in developing the body, mind and spirit. This next Wednesday we invite you to join us for Ash Wednesday Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church as we begin the season of Lent. Also, don't forget to join us for our winter Band/Choir concert on Friday, March 4.

THEATER CLUB AUDITIONS FOR "CLUE": BA is partnering with the Paradise Center for the Arts this year and will feature our scholars in CLUE at the Paradise on April 29, 30th and May 1st. Audition packets are available in the office and open to 7-12th grade students. Students can audition on March 2nd or 3rd after school. Patrick Braucher is our director, one of the Paradise directors. Encourage your scholar!

CONFERENCES MARCH 10: We invite you to in-person conferences this spring. Our staff looks forward to visiting with you! Please sign up here: (Sign Up)

BA REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2022-23 - Early Financial Aid Applications Due March 1:  BA staff and partners bring 16 new classes to BA scholars over the last two years with the option for over 300+ online courses through Catholic Virtual. It's a great time to be a Cardinal, register early and tell your friends! Enrollment is a two step process. 1) FACTS-this is where you re-enroll your scholar for next year and set up your payment plan-this can be adjusted later. 2) TADS-Apply for tuition assistance, if needed - MORE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Award letters and tuition agreements are sent in May to enrolled students. SIGN UP BY MARCH 1 (deadline extended!) to take advantage of all scholarship offerings and BA covering the $10 FACTS enrollment fee. Reach out to Kris Sauer with questions or to set up time for support.

COVID Updates: Masks recommended. This week BA had no positive COVID cases and no one in quarantine. Since the start of the school year we have had 61 COVID positive student cases and 9 staff. 

UPDATES ON FUNDRAISERS: 
  • BABS-April 9: Raffle tickets now available. Order yours HEREVolunteers and auction items needed! See ideas on our webpage from group events to auction items (BABS link). Contact Teresa, our new Development & Marketing Assistant to donate your time, talent, or treasure.
  • Annual Fund: To date we have raised: $281,000. What an incredible response! Gifts continue to be accepted through June 2022. Donate Online (click)  
  • Divine Mercy Build Project - United for Our Future: Please prayerfully consider a gift. The stronger DMCS is, the stronger BA will be! Click HERE to learn more. To date they are over $7 million!

KUDOS: To our FFA team members for hosting this week and to Richard for subbing and bringing in the little lambs. Also, special thanks to our basketball coaches, participants and families - it was a great season with much to be proud of!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Additional activities and sporting events online.
  • March 1: No fee FACTS re-enrollment & TADS financial aid deadline for full scholarship consideration extended!
  • March 1: 9th Grade Youth Frontiers Retreat @ BA (more info below)
  • March 2 & 3: Theater Auditions for "Clue" after school 7-12th grades
  • March 4: Class registration forms due, students grades 8-11
  • March 4: Band & Choir Concert
  • March 5: MS Robotics teams @ State; MS Honors Band in Austin
  • March 10: Conferences (Sign Up)
  • March 10: BAAA Easter Flower order deadline. Order yours HERE (Store ID=440); see below for more info & QR code
  • Find our event school calendar on our website HERE 
Special prayers for healing of adults with disease or illness and recovering from surgery in our greater BA community. Please pray for the mental health of students and staff, recovery of Andrew Caron, and for the Gardner family's son, former BA band teacher and Ms. Kriechbaum's continued healing. We are united in prayers for the families of the Ukraine.
 
Blessings, Mindy Reeder- President/Principal
mreeder@bacards.org

ALL BA UPDATES

CLASS INFORMATION PARENT VIDEO: School Counselor Shane Roessler will begin meeting with students in grades 6-11 regarding class registration for 2022. Ms. Roessler will send out a parent information email and video. Signed class registration forms are due to the Counselor's office by March 4. 

BA Activities Association (BAAA) Annual Easter Flower Fundraiser! This annual Easter flower fundraiser is now online! The BAAA will receive 30% of all plant sales, with proceeds going to offset the costs of athletic uniforms, choir robes, robotics fees, etc. Orders must be completed by 10 PM on Thursday, March 10. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Products can be picked up in the BA lobby April 12 & 13. Please contact your fundraiser chair: Clarice DeGrood or via 507-838-8073 with questions. Thank you for your support! Find the link to order HERE (Store ID = 440 and BA is the seller's name) or scan the QR code for a direct link: 

Tuition Tax Documents: Please remember that your tax deduction for tuition spans two school years. TADS information can be downloaded from your account under Reports/Tax Year. Find the process from obtaining tax information from FACTS HERE

2022-2023 Re-enrollment & Financial Aid: Re-enrollment emails for returning 2022-23 scholars have been sent via FACTS. Find full instruction for setting up your Family Portal HERE.  Financial aid applications are now available for 2022-2023. Apply via TADS at this link & click on Financial Aid Assessment to get started. The application deadline was just extended to March 1 to be considered for all available scholarships. 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: We know that at this time we are seeing an increase in the mental health needs of our scholars. Here is a link to Rice County resources

PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM: Phoenix Counseling, with a Catholic focus, is our counseling association and is available to BA parents. Please visit their website for videos and resources as part of the "Peace of Mind" for families supported by Catholic Schools' Center of Excellence. (Link to website). 

Online School Store @ Star Sports & Apparel! BA has opened at school store at Star Sports and Apparel. Orders are filled as they are placed, so purchase your BA gear any time! Click HERE to for all the great options!
 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

9th Grade Retreat March 1: 9th graders will participate in a Youth Frontiers Respect Retreat sponsored by the Rotary Club of Faribault here at BA. Please click HERE for more information about Youth Frontiers and to watch a video about the Respect Retreat. 

Class of 2022 College Scholarship & Other Info:
Tri-Lakes Sportsmen's Club will be offering a $500 dollar scholarship again this year to students with a love for the outdoors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary program. Find the application HERE, due to Ms Roessler by March 10, 2022.

Faribo 4 Kids is again offering the Thomas Laughlin Scholarship. THREE $1,500 scholarships will be given again this year for students attending any form of higher education.  Find the 2022 scholarship application HERE. Applications must be postmarked by March 18, 2022.

College/FAFSA Resources: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is offering a series of webinars from Feb 5-March 1 to help you learn more about the FAFSA (financial aid), how to compare offers from schools (once your child has applied), scholarships and how to navigate the system of paying for any level of education after high school. To register any of the webinars using Zoom, visit https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdu6hrjIqG4mCsdrn5Tv. Visit https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/ for information about each of Minnesota’s financial aid programs. Questions can be directed to the state’s financial aid hotline: (651) 642-0567.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION

Aim Higher Foundation K-8 Scholarships: Every year, students at Bethlehem Academy (Faribault, MN) receive tuition assistance scholarships from the Aim Higher Foundation. We would like to thank the many donors and friends who help make our great school accessible to all families! Learn more HERE. Apply via the TADS financial aid application HERE and click on Financial Aid Assessment.  Deadline extended to March 1, 2022!


DIVINE MERCY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND CHURCH

Registration for the Steubenville Youth Conference is now open! Open to grades 8 (going into 9th next year) and up. July 29-31 at the University of St. Thomas. Cost is $275 per person, $100 deposit to hold your spot. Register online HERE. Find the conference video teaser HERE

BA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Evening School Maintenance position open: H
ours 3-11pm during the school year, 6:30am-3 p.m. in the summer. Deadline to apply: March 18, 2022. Click HERE for the full job description. 


Part-time Spring Coaching Positions @ Bethlehem Academy
If interested in coaching a spring sport (track, softball, baseball), we have spots available.  Or, if know of someone that may have interest…please email athletics@bacards.org.

JOB/COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Ace Hardware is Hiring!
Faribault's Ace Hardware store is
 looking for a floor associate. Must be at least 15 years old. See Tyler at Faribault Ace Hardware. (421 2nd Ave NW; 507-332-7414.) 

Paradise Center for the Arts Spring Classes: Great arts opportunities for kids on up at the Paradise this spring! Click HERE for a full list of opportunities. 

Faribault Youth Baseball Summer League Registration:
Registration from Feb 1-March 15 for the 2022 summer metro baseball traveling league ages 10u-15u.  Go to faribaultbaseball.com for more info and to register. 

Free Meals for Students
Community dinners are offered Monday-Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm at Jefferson Elementary School (922 Home Place). Kids eat free; adult meals are $3.50. More information in English and Spanish HERE

CALENDAR LINKS
Click the link below for the calendar.

 

Family Focus 2-17-22

date 02/18/2022 author Kris Sauer category February 2022, 2021-22 comment Leave a comment

"But Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him,"
Jeremiah 17:7 (Bible verse of the year chosen by Peer Ministry)

February 17, 2022

Dear BA Families:

United in prayer. This week one of our students was in a tragic accident. He is recovering thanks to prayers and miracles. We ask for your continued prayers for Andrew Caron and the Caron family as he heals and recovers. What a blessing that we can come together to support and care for each other through prayer.

LONG WEEKEND AHEAD: Please don't forget that you have a long weekend. Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21 are "No School Days." Not only is this a great opportunity for scholars to relax or travel, but it is also a great time to make up any late work.

APPRECIATION OF STAFF: Please thank your Faribault bus drivers and the BA van driver on Wednesday, Feb. 23 for Bus Driver Appreciation Day in our District. Cards and tokens of gratitude appreciated!

BA REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2022-23:  Enrollment is a two step process:
1) FACTS-this is where you re-enroll your scholar for next year and set up your payment plan. 2) TADS-this is where you go to complete a tuition assistance request, if desired. Award letters and tuition agreements are sent in May to enrolled students. SIGN UP BY MARCH 1 (deadline extended!) to take advantage of all scholarship offerings and BA covering the $10 FACTS enrollment fee. Reach out to
Kris Sauer with questions or to set up time for support.

HIGH SCHOOL ACT SCIENCE PREP COURSE @ BA: Will your scholar be taking the ACT this April? Plan to attend the ACT Science Prep course, free to BA scholars, with Cathy Guth on Wed., March 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Sat., March 12 from 9-11 a.m. Scholars will need to attend both sessions to complete their preparation. ACT Prep is taught in our English and Math classes but science prep is offered annually through these workshops. SIGN UP in the BA Office by Feb. 25, no cost. REMINDER: ACT spring test sign up is also due by Feb. 25 online: (ACT Test SIGN  UP)


COVID Updates: Masks recommended. This week BA had one positive COVID case. We had two students in quarantine. Since the start of the school year we have had 61 COVID positive student cases and 9 staff. 

UPDATES ON FUNDRAISERS: 
  • BABS-April 9: Raffle tickets now available. Order yours HEREVolunteers and auction items needed! See ideas on our webpage from group events to auction items (BABS link). Contact Teresa, our new Development & Marketing Assistant to donate your time, talent, or treasure.
  • Annual Fund: To date we have raised: $280,445. What an incredible response! Gifts continue to be accepted through June 2022. Additional gifts help us increase staff salaries, expand programs and support for students, and care for our building and grounds: Donate Online (click)  
  • Divine Mercy Build Project - United for Our Future: Please prayerfully consider a gift. The stronger DMCS is, the stronger BA will be! Click HERE to learn more. To date they are nearly at $7 million!

KUDOS: Thank you to all of our scholars and parents who came to help host a fantastic open house this past Sunday! We continue with shadow visits and tours and encourage you to invite others to consider joining the BA Family. Also, don't forget to check out the Paradise Center for the Arts art opening reception this Friday, Feb 18 featuring BA scholar, Summer Heselton!

UPCOMING EVENTS: Additional activities and sporting events online.
  • Feb 18: NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 18: Paradise Center for the Arts gallery opening reception, 5-7pm
  • Feb 21: NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 23: Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Feb 24: Gr 10 & 11 NET Retreat, Shieldsville
  • Feb 28: Parent Class Registration Info Night (see below)
  • March 1: No fee FACTS re-enrollment & TADS financial aid deadline for full scholarship consideration extended!
  • March 1: 9th Grade Youth Frontiers Retreat @ BA (more info below)
  • March 4: Class registration forms due, students grades 8-11
  • March 4: Band & Choir Concert
  • March 5: MS Robotics teams @ State; MS Honors Band in Austin
  • March 10: Conferences (Sign up will be out next week)
  • March 10: BAAA Easter Flower order deadline. Order yours HERE (Store ID=440); see below for more info & QR code
  • Find our event school calendar on our website HERE 
Please continue to pray for healing of adults with disease or illness and recovering from surgery in our greater BA community. Special prayers for the mental health of students and staff, recovery of Andrew Caron, and for the Gardner family, former BA band teacher.
 
Blessings, Mindy Reeder- President/Principal
mreeder@bacards.org

ALL BA UPDATES

Class Registration Starts Next Week/Feb 28 Parent Info Session: School Counselor Shane Roessler will begin meeting with students in grades 6-11 regarding class registration for 2022. Ms. Roessler will hold a Parent Class Registration Information Night at BA Monday, Feb 28. Parents of current middle school students are invited to join her @ 6pm, 8th grade parents @ 6:30pm and parents of grades 9-11 students at 7:30. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Signed class registration forms are due to the Counselor's office by March 4. More information to follow next week.

BA Activities Association (BAAA) Annual Easter Flower Fundraiser! This annual Easter flower fundraiser is now online! The BAAA will receive 30% of all plant sales, with proceeds going to offset the costs of athletic uniforms, choir robes, robotics fees, etc. Orders must be completed by 10 PM on Thursday, March 10. NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Products can be picked up in the BA lobby April 12 & 13. Please contact your fundraiser chair: Clarice DeGrood or via 507-838-8073 with questions. Thank you for your support! Find the link to order HERE (Store ID = 440 and BA is the seller's name) or scan the QR code for a direct link: 

Tuition Tax Documents: Please remember that your tax deduction for tuition spans two school years. TADS information can be downloaded from your account under Reports/Tax Year. Find the process from obtaining tax information from FACTS HERE

2022-2023 Re-enrollment & Financial Aid: Re-enrollment emails for returning 2022-23 scholars have been sent via FACTS. Find full instruction for setting up your Family Portal HERE.  Financial aid applications are now available for 2022-2023. Apply via TADS at this link & click on Financial Aid Assessment to get started. The application deadline was just extended to March 1 to be considered for all available scholarships. 

Mental Health Resources: We know that at this time we are seeing an increase in the mental health needs of our scholars. Here is a link to Rice County resources

PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM: Phoenix Counseling, with a Catholic focus, is our counseling association and is available to BA parents. Please visit their website for videos and resources as part of the "Peace of Mind" for families supported by Catholic Schools' Center of Excellence. (Link to website). 

Home Basketball Game Help Needed:  Many volunteers are needed to help at home basketball games this winter.  Please consider sharing your time and talent in support of our student activities!

Online School Store @ Star Sports & Apparel! BA has opened at school store at Star Sports and Apparel. Orders are filled as they are placed, so purchase your BA gear any time! Click HERE to for all the great options!
 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

9th Grade Retreat March 1: 9th graders will participate in a Youth Frontiers Respect Retreat sponsored by the Rotary Club of Faribault here at BA. Please click HERE for more information about Youth Frontiers and to watch a video about the Respect Retreat. 

Class of 2022 College Scholarship & Other Info:
Tri-Lakes Sportsmen's Club will be offering a $500 dollar scholarship again this year to students with a love for the outdoors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary program. Find the application HERE, due to Ms Roessler by March 10, 2022.

Faribo 4 Kids is again offering the Thomas Laughlin Scholarship. THREE $1,500 scholarships will be given again this year for students attending any form of higher education.  Find the 2022 scholarship application HERE. Applications must be postmarked by March 18, 2022.

College/FAFSA Resources: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is offering a series of webinars from Feb 5-March 1 to help you learn more about the FAFSA (financial aid), how to compare offers from schools (once your child has applied), scholarships and how to navigate the system of paying for any level of education after high school. To register any of the webinars using Zoom, visit https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdu6hrjIqG4mCsdrn5Tv. Visit https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/ for information about each of Minnesota’s financial aid programs. Questions can be directed to the state’s financial aid hotline: (651) 642-0567.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION

Aim Higher Foundation K-8 Scholarships: Every year, students at Bethlehem Academy (Faribault, MN) receive tuition assistance scholarships from the Aim Higher Foundation. We would like to thank the many donors and friends who help make our great school accessible to all families! Learn more HERE. Apply via the TADS financial aid application HERE and click on Financial Aid Assessment.  Deadline extended to March 1, 2022!


DIVINE MERCY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND CHURCH

Registration for the Steubenville Youth Conference is now open! Open to grades 8 (going into 9th next year) and up. July 29-31 at the University of St. Thomas. Cost is $275 per person, $100 deposit to hold your spot. Register online HERE. Find the conference video teaser HERE

BA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Evening School Maintenance position open: H
ours 3-11pm during the school year, 6:30am-3 p.m. in the summer. Deadline to apply: March 18, 2022. Click HERE for the full job description. 


Part-time Spring Coaching Positions @ Bethlehem Academy
If interested in coaching a spring sport (track, softball, baseball), we have spots available.  Or, if know of someone that may have interest…please email athletics@bacards.org.

JOB/COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Ace Hardware is Hiring!
Faribault's Ace Hardware store is
 looking for a floor associate. Must be at least 15 years old. See Tyler at Faribault Ace Hardware. (421 2nd Ave NW; 507-332-7414.) 

Paradise Center for the Arts Spring Classes: Great arts opportunities for kids on up at the Paradise this spring! Click HERE for a full list of opportunities. 

Faribault Youth Baseball Summer League Registration:
Registration from Feb 1-March 15 for the 2022 summer metro baseball traveling league ages 10u-15u.  Go to faribaultbaseball.com for more info and to register. 

Free Meals for Students
Community dinners are offered Monday-Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm at Jefferson Elementary School (922 Home Place). Kids eat free; adult meals are $3.50. More information in English and Spanish HERE

CALENDAR LINKS
Click the link below for the calendar.

 

Friday Focus 2/11/22

date 02/14/2022 author Kris Sauer category 2021-22, February 2022 comment Leave a comment

"But Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him,"
Jeremiah 17:7 (Bible verse of the year chosen by Peer Ministry)

February 11, 2022

Dear BA Families:

Discerning your vocation is a journey. Over the weekend I attended the Honor Band concert, stopped in to visit our Robotics Team and cheered on our Spelling Bee participants from afar. Our basketball teams and coop athletes continue to compete and excel. I am overjoyed to see our scholars thrive with their unique skills and gifts - a part of discerning God's special call for each of us. Thank you for partnering with us in this journey. Please join us on Sunday and invite families to our Open House, Feb. 13 from 11am-1pm!

APPRECIATION OF STAFF: This week was National Counselor's Week, see below. Send a card to Ms. Roessler to show your appreciation for all she does for our scholars. We also wish to thank our Lunch Ladies this week - send them a Valentine on Monday to show your love!

BA REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2022-23:  Enrollment is a two step process:
1) FACTS-this is where you re-enroll your scholar for next year and set up your payment plan. 2) TADS-this is where you go to complete a tuition assistance request, if desired. Award letters and tuition agreements are sent in May to enrolled students. SIGN UP BY FEB 22 to take advantage of BA covering the $10 FACTS enrollment fee and ensure your scholar's spot. Reach out to
Kris Sauer with questions or to set up time for support.

COVID Updates: Masks recommended. This week BA had one positive COVID case. We had five students in quarantine. Since the start of the school year we have had 60 COVID positive student cases and 9 staff. Visit our COVID webpage for all the updated information. Find COVID testing sites HERE; one free at-home testing box available at school. BA will also have N95 masks available next week.

UPDATES ON FUNDRAISERS: 
  • BABS-April 9: Volunteers and auction items needed! See ideas on our webpage from group events to auction items (BABS link). Contact Teresa, our new Development & Marketing Assistant at tlebens@bacards.org to donate your time, talent, or treasure.
  • Divine Mercy Build Project - United for Our Future: Please prayerfully consider a gift. The stronger DMCS is, the stronger BA will be! Click HERE to learn more. To date they are nearly at $7 million!
  • Annual Fund: To date we have raised: $280,400. What an incredible response! Gifts continue to be accepted through June 2022. Additional gifts help us increase staff salaries, expand programs and support for students, and care for our building and grounds: Donate Online (click)  

KUDOS: Congratulations to Aiden Tobin for 100 wrestling wins! 

UPCOMING EVENTS: Additional activities and sporting events online.
  • Feb 13: Winter Open House; pre-register HERE
  • Feb 14-17: 8th graders @ Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center
  • Feb 18: NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 21: NO SCHOOL
  • Feb 22: No fee re-enrollment deadline; TADS financial aid deadline for full scholarship consideration.
  • Feb 24: Gr 10 & 11 NET Retreat, Shieldsville
  • March 1: 9th Grade Youth Frontiers Retreat @ BA (more info below)
  • March 5: MS Robotics teams @ Stated
  • Find our event school calendar on our website HERE 
Please continue to pray for healing of adults with disease or illness and recovering from surgery in our greater BA community. Special prayers for the mental health of students and staff and for the Gardner family, former band teacher, at this time.
 
Blessings, Mindy Reeder- President/Principal
mreeder@bacards.org

ALL BA UPDATES

School Counseling Update: BA's school counselors, Shane Roessler and Stephen Uphus, wanted to share the following message and resources with our BA community: "The theme this year for National School Counseling Week is #Better Together.  School counselors work with students on their vocational/career plans, academic concerns and personal concerns.  For all of us, especially students, all three things tend to rely on the each other. School counseling is most successful when we work as a team.  That team includes other mental health professionals, school staff, school administration, parents and community members.  All of these members rely on one another to create the best environment for students to be successful.  We know that we are truly better together.  Thank you for working with us!"

Mental Health Resources: We know that at this time we are seeing an increase in the mental health needs of our scholars. Here is a link to Rice County resources

PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM: Phoenix Counseling, with a Catholic focus, is our counseling association and is available to BA parents. Please visit their website for videos and resources as part of the "Peace of Mind" for families supported by Catholic Schools' Center of Excellence. (Link to website). 

Tuition Tax Documents: Please remember that your tax deduction for tuition spans two school years. TADS information can be downloaded from your account under Reports/Tax Year. Find the process from obtaining tax information from FACTS HERE

2022-2023 Re-enrollment & Financial Aid: Re-enrollment emails for returning 2022-23 scholars have been sent via FACTS. Find full instruction for setting up your Family Portal HERE.  Financial aid applications are now available for 2022-2023. Apply via TADS at this link & click on Financial Aid Assessment to get started. Application deadline is February 22 to be considered for all available scholarships. 


Home Basketball Game Help Needed:  Many volunteers are needed to help at home basketball games this winter.  Please consider sharing your time and talent in support of our student activities!

Online School Store @ Star Sports & Apparel! BA has opened at school store at Star Sports and Apparel. Orders are filled as they are placed, so purchase your BA gear any time! Click HERE to for all the great options!
 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

9th Grade Retreat March 1: 9th graders will participate in a Youth Frontiers Respect Retreat sponsored by the Rotary Club of Faribault here at BA. Please click HERE for more information about Youth Frontiers and to watch a video about the Respect Retreat. 

Class of 2022 College Scholarship & Other Info:

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) Students of Integrity Scholarship. BBB will award scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2021-2022 school year, who personify all the best aspects of high character in their personal choices and actions. Recipients are selected primarily based on a written essay. The call for entries are open now and until the deadline of February 16, 2022, at 4pm. 

Tri-Lakes Sportsmen's Club will be offering a $500 dollar scholarship again this year to students with a love for the outdoors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year post-secondary program. Find the application HERE, due to Ms Roessler by March 10, 2022.

Faribo 4 Kids is again offering the Thomas Laughlin Scholarship. THREE $1,500 scholarships will be given again this year for students attending any form of higher education.  Find the 2022 scholarship application HERE. Applications must be postmarked by March 18, 2022.

College/FAFSA Resources: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is offering a series of webinars from Feb 5-March 1 to help you learn more about the FAFSA (financial aid), how to compare offers from schools (once your child has applied), scholarships and how to navigate the system of paying for any level of education after high school. To register any of the webinars using Zoom, visit https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItdu6hrjIqG4mCsdrn5Tv. Visit https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/ for information about each of Minnesota’s financial aid programs. Questions can be directed to the state’s financial aid hotline: (651) 642-0567.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION

Aim Higher Foundation K-8 Scholarships: Every year, students at Bethlehem Academy (Faribault, MN) receive tuition assistance scholarships from the Aim Higher Foundation. We would like to thank the many donors and friends who help make our great school accessible to all families! Learn more HERE. Apply via the TADS financial aid application HERE and click on Financial Aid Assessment.


DIVINE MERCY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND CHURCH

Registration for the Steubenville Youth Conference is now open! Open to grades 8 (going into 9th next year) and up. July 29-31 at the University of St. Thomas. Cost is $275 per person, $100 deposit to hold your spot. Register online HERE. Find the conference video teaser HERE

BA EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Evening School Maintenance position open: H
ours 3-11pm during the school year, 6:30am-3 p.m. in the summer. Deadline to apply: March 18, 2022. Click HERE for the full job description. 


Part-time Spring Coaching Positions @ Bethlehem Academy
If interested in coaching a spring sport (track, softball, baseball), we have spots available.  Or, if know of someone that may have interest…please email athletics@bacards.org.

JOB/COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Ace Hardware is Hiring!
Faribault's Ace Hardware store is
 looking for a floor associate. Must be at least 15 years old. See Tyler at Faribault Ace Hardware. (421 2nd Ave NW; 507-332-7414.) 

Paradise Center for the Arts Spring Classes: Great arts opportunities for kids on up at the Paradise this spring! Click HERE for a full list of opportunities. 

Faribault Youth Baseball Summer League Registration:
Registration from Feb 1-March 15 for the 2022 summer metro baseball traveling league ages 10u-15u.  Go to faribaultbaseball.com for more info and to register. 

River Bend Nature Center Internships: River Bend Nature Center is taking applications for a summer internship (June-July). Applicants must be 18 or older to apply. Click 
HERE for the summer internship application, due Feb 18.

Free Meals for Students

Community dinners are offered Monday-Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm at Jefferson Elementary School (922 Home Place). Kids eat free; adult meals are $3.50. More information in English and Spanish HERE

CALENDAR LINKS
Click the link below for the calendar.

 

Our Mission
Bethlehem Academy, a Catholic school in the Sinsinawa Dominican tradition, strives to empower its students and staff to achieve personal, spiritual and academic excellence. We challenge ourselves to love as Jesus Christ loved, to lead, to serve, to inspire and to seek the truth: Veritas.
Address
105 3rd Ave. SW
Faribault, MN  55021
Phone:  507-334-3948
Fax:  507-334-3949